Holidays

Recipes that we love for the holiday season. Everything from the cranberry sauce to the eggnog!

Grandma’s Apple Pie (Plus My Healthier Version)

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Holidays, Pie | 0 comments

Grandma’s Apple Pie (Plus My Healthier Version)

Print PDF Grandma’s Apple Pie – Grandma’s apple pie is a tradition at every get together our family has from Thanksgiving and Christmas to The Fourth of July! It is also one of the things she made every time we went over for the weekend even on non-holidays for my spoiled :) brother (just kidding Kevy, you know I love you)! I have no idea how old this pie recipe actually is but Grandma has told me she has been making it this way for 60 years, so it’s at least that old. It is a simple version of apple pie. One that really shows off how beautiful good apples can be....

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Champagne and Sparkling Wines

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011 in Culinary 101, Food Journal, Holidays | 0 comments

Champagne and Sparkling Wines

Print PDF It’s that time of year again everyone, Yay!!! Time to break out the Champagne and Sparkling wines (not that I wait until this time of year)! :D ! I’m super excited anyway though! I just love how happy and fuzzy everyone is right now! Is it all the drinking :)?I have a very deep love and passion for wines too. I know they can be a little intimidating or confusing for a beginner though (I was there once too). So, here’s a quick Champagne/Sparkling Wines 101! What is the difference between Champagne and a Sparkling Wine? Champagne is both a province and a wine....

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Christmas Cookies – Recipe

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011 in Cookies, Food Journal, Holidays | Comments Off

Christmas Cookies – Recipe

Print PDF Christmas Cookies – For this recipe, I’m going to give you two different versions. To be honest, they taste almost exactly the same. Why am I giving you two versions that taste the same? One is a healthier whole wheat and low sugar version and one is a more traditional version. I make the whole wheat for my family, but I know some people are going to want the white flour version they grew up with. Again, I would like to say that they taste almost identical (my kids ate both when I was testing these recipes and didn’t even notice). So even though they’re...

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Pumpkin Eggnog – Recipe

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Desserts, Food Journal, Holidays | 0 comments

Print PDF Pumpkin Eggnog (pumpkin eggnog recipe with instructions and video tutorial follow)- Eggnog is a Christmas time tradition in our house as I’m sure it is in many of yours. It is also something that we go through by the gallon which I’m sure you can imagine with 5 children and 2 adults in the house. Everyone has their favorite too. My Son and I love the pumpkin eggnog (especially in coffee, think pumpkin latte), my oldest daughter and our three year old love traditional eggnog, our 12 year old daughter loves chocolate eggnog (difficult to find in stores), my husband needs...

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Pumpkin-Crumb Muffins (Whole Wheat) with Cream Cheese Filling – Recipe

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Breakfast, Food Journal, Holidays | 0 comments

Pumpkin-Crumb Muffins (Whole Wheat) with Cream Cheese Filling – Recipe

Print PDF Pumpkin-Crumb Muffins-The toughest critic of my food in the house is definitely my baby. She is one and a half or I guess technically 19 months old. She is a great gage on how well a recipe turned out because she is completely honest and does not worry about sparing my feelings. If she likes the food, she eats it. If she doesn’t like the food a very dramatic display of her wiping out her mouth and scraping her tongue with her fingers ensues, she follows up by throwing the said food onto the floor and screaming as if she’s been insulted or injured. It’s much cuter...

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Cranberry-Pecan Muffins (Whole Wheat) – Recipe

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Breakfast, Food Journal, Holidays | 0 comments

Cranberry-Pecan Muffins (Whole Wheat) – Recipe

Print PDF Cranberry-Pecan Muffins (recipe and instructions with video tutorial follow)- Every year at Thanksgiving I make a giant batch of cranberry sauce for the family dinner. This year, while shopping at my neighborhood wholesale store (where mayo comes by the gallon), I bought my cranberries. They had a five pound bag for the same price I usually get two pounds for and I am one of those people who doesn’t pass up a good deal or a sale. Lost in the excitement of getting more than twice as much for the same price, I didn’t consider that this bag would be occupying the better...

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